Thinking about starting your Christmas shopping in Kendal or seeking out the perfect party outfit? We’ve been dusted with a little sparkle – Christmas trees, decorations, wreaths, party outfits and accessories are filling our independent stores, which are just a step off the main street in Kendal.
The Christmas party
Call in or book an appointment at Ladieswear boutique Maya Maya to create your head to toe party look. The team’s Facebook page is filled with festive inspiration and new pieces and trends weekly. We’ve picked out a high neck, mesh and pearl sleeved blouse, paired with tummy control trousers. The blouse is also available online and there’s an option to pay in interest-free instalments to spread the cost. There’s also a fantastic new range of jewellery from Qudo in store.
Ruffle the rails for good quality bargains with the Maya Maya pre-Christmas sale too – their half-price casual and occasion wear offers start now (early November). And their pop-up store and event in the Yard ‘Maya Maya Mayhem’ will sell brig brand items at a fraction of their retail price with the proceeds going to CancerCare. 7-10 November.
A new accessory might be all you need to update your look – whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. La Maison brings Katie Loxton, Tuttu and Co and Hot Tomato to Kendal. These brands bring affordable luxury and an instant on-trend update for the autumn and winter season. The store is stocked with headbands, hair accessories, scarves purses and jewellery – all sitting pretty on La Maison’s handcrafted oak furniture.
Their displays will give you some Pinterest perfect home-décor Christmas inspiration too.
Festive home décor
The Christmas trees at Armstrong and Ward are simply beautiful – if only we could transport one straight to our living room. This independent lifestyle store is well known for its festive display and each year we like to buy a new decoration – taking one from their tree and adding it to ours. Hedgehogs, skiing bears, reindeer and robins are all there to search for between the branches.